Applying for Graduation 

Students applying for graduation can apply via WebAdvisor. Graduation applications should only be submitted during the semester of completion.

Deadline to submit Fall 2023 Graduation Application

Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Students must apply for graduation whether they participate in the Commencement Ceremonies or not.


Graduation Expo

Tuesday, October 3, 2023, 4 – 6 p.m.
Student Center Lobby Main Floor

Tuesday, October 24, 2023, Noon – 2 p.m. 
Student Center Lobby Main Floor

Students can pick up regalia, stoles, and cords.  

Cap and Gown Fitting Dates

Students can stop by the Bookstore, October 3 through December 15, Monday-Friday to pick up their regalia. There is no charge for regalia.

Note: Student’s graduation application must be approved prior to picking up regalia (Check status of application via WebAdvisor). 

Please contact the Bookstore at 409-933-8480 or visit them in the Student Center.

Graduation Practice

Friday, December 15, 2023 11 a.m. – noon
Abundant Life Christian Center
601 Delany Rd, La Marque, TX 
Rehearsal for students to prepare for the ceremony. 

Commencement Ceremonies

The Fall 2023 commencement will be held Saturday, December 16, 10 a.m. -  noon at Abundant Life Christian Center, 601 Delaney, La Marque, TX 77568. 

Doors will open to the public at 9:00 a.m. 

Graduates should report to Abundant Life Christian School by 9:15 a.m. 

No tickets are needed for entrance to the ceremonies. Seating is on a first come, first-served basis. Carpooling is encouraged.

Graduation Announcements

Graduation announcements may be ordered online. Go to the COM Bookstore website and follow the link to 

Phi Theta Kappa

All Phi Theta Kappa Regalia is available for purchase during the Graduation Expo or directly from the Sigma Delta Chapter at meetings or induction ceremonies. Members can also purchase regalia at If you haven’t paid your dues for PTK, you will not be recognized as a member. Email PTK at if you have questions.

Pi Kappa Delta

All Pi Kappa Delta Regalia is available for purchase during the Graduation Expo or directly from the chapter. Email PKD at if you have questions.

High School Students

Collegiate High School, Dual Credit and Upward Bound Students are eligible to wear white cords during the ceremony. Please contact your academic advisor.


Veterans who have a Character of Service Rating of “Honorable Discharge” are eligible to receive a Military Honor Cord to wear during the graduation ceremony. Please call 409-933- 8455 or email Cords will be available during the Graduation Expo.


Pictures taken by Gulf Coast Imaging Studios will be available for purchase. Allow two to four weeks after the ceremony for delivery. For information, call 409-945-5055. COM will have photographers shooting before, during and after the graduation ceremony. 

Child Care

Daycare is available during the Graduation Ceremony for children 6 years old or younger.  Pre-registration is required.  Email to register.


Can I decorate my cap?

Decorating the top of your cap is permitted. Please remember that the commencement ceremony is a formal event and all attire worn during the ceremony should be respectful. Caps should not be offensive or obstruct anyone’s view of the ceremony. Caps not meeting these guidelines will be removed. Students must have a cap and gown to participate in the ceremony.


Dress shoes, dresses, skirts and dress pants for ladies; and slacks for men. No jeans or tennis shoes. Dress shoes should be a type in which you can walk easily and gracefully.

Academic Honors

Honor graduates include students who completed an Associate of Arts degree, Associate of Arts in Teaching, Associate of Applied Science degree, or Associate of Science degree, have earned at least 40 semester hours at COM, and have attained a grade point average of 3.5 to 3.79 for honors or 3.8 to 4.0 for highest honors in the student's final semester. 

The recognition will be entered on the student’s academic transcript regardless of participation in the graduation ceremony. Honor cords and medallions will be given out with graduate cards on the ceremony day. 
The GPA is computed by dividing the total number of grade points by the total number of earned hours attempted. Developmental courses will not be used to compute the GPA. The following example shows how this works: 

Computing Your GPA
Course Semester Hours Grade Grade Points
ENGL 1301 3 x A(4 GP) = 12
MATH 1314 3 x B(3 GP) = 9
PHED 110 1 x B(3 GP) = 3
WELD 1410 4 x B(3 GP) = 12
HIST 1302 3 x C(2 GP) = 6
TOTAL 14 42

GPA: 42 GPs divided by 14 Semester Hours = 3.0 GPA

Contact Information

Contact the Admissions and Records Office if you have further questions at 409-933-8264.